Manufacturing, Logistics and Supply Chain articles

Manufacturing and Supply Chain IT articles comprising case studies, product information, opinion articles, reports, new contract wins, product launches, opinion from the trade associations, government departments, research analysts, the vendor community. These articles are about specific industry IT solutions and topics relating to how improvements and efficiency gains can be made by the use of information technology within supply chain applications. All topics are covered in these articles which include ERP/MRP, Manufacturing Software, Advanced Planning, Demand Forecasting, Supply Chain Management, Warehouse Management Software, Automatic Identification/Datacapture, Voice-Directed Warehousing, Printing & LabellingTransport Management, Asset Management Software and Mobile Computing.

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Podfather ePOD software helps JW Filshill deliver success

1 Podfather ePOD software helps JW Filshill deliver success

JW Filshill, one of Scotland’s oldest independent food and drinks wholesalers, is using Podfather logistics software to improve customer service. 

Manufacturing activity worldwide jumped in May – The GEP Global Supply Chain Volatility Index

2 Manufacturing activity worldwide jumped in May – The GEP Global Supply Chain Volatility Index

The GEP Global Supply Chain Volatility Index — the indicator tracking demand conditions, shortages, transportation costs, inventories and backlogs based on a monthly survey of 27,000 businesses — increased notably in May to 0.21, from -0.18 in April.

Invar supports Tomorrow’s Warehouse 2024

3 Invar supports Tomorrow’s Warehouse 2024

Businesses looking to transform operational performance in the warehouse should not be limited in their choices. 

Retailers and malls embrace facial recognition and video analytics for enhanced security and footfall analysis

4 Retailers and malls embrace facial recognition and video analytics for enhanced security and footfall analysis

In the recent 2-3 years, an increasing number of malls and retail chains have adopted real-time video analytics and facial recognition to enhance security, customer experience and footfall analysis.

Epicor collaborates with Climatiq to help supply chain businesses address sustainability goals

5 Epicor collaborates with Climatiq to help supply chain businesses address sustainability goals

Epicor announced at Epicor Insights Europe 2024 its collaboration with Climatiq Technologies GmbH to introduce advanced carbon intelligence calculations and reporting into Epicor’s suite of Sustainability Management solutions.

Deliveries are the “beating heart” of ecommerce. Here’s how mid-size retailers can keep at peak fitness

6 Deliveries are the “beating heart” of ecommerce. Here’s how mid-size retailers can keep at peak fitness

By Jeroen Terheggen, VP for Mid-Market, nShift.

What happens after the customer clicks “buy” often determines whether they will buy again or go elsewhere. The manner, speed, and experience around deliveries is a key “moment of truth” for the customer relationship.

Midland Pallet Trucks streamlines e-commerce fulfilment with efficient intralogistics solutions

7 Midland Pallet Trucks streamlines e-commerce fulfilment with efficient intralogistics solutions

Keeping up with changing customer requirements, which is quickly moving online, can be a challenge for many logistics firms. Midland Pallet Trucks, the UK supplier of material handling equipment, is addressing this challenge head-on with a range of pallet trucks specifically designed for the demands of e-commerce fulfilment centres.

Registration now open for AntwerpXL 2024: XL-ing in Breakbulk, Project Cargo, Ro-Ro and Heavy Lift

8 Registration now open for AntwerpXL 2024: XL-ing in Breakbulk, Project Cargo, Ro-Ro and Heavy Lift

Easyfairs has officially opened registration for this year's exclusive AntwerpXL (AXL) event at the Antwerp Expo in Belgium, taking place from 8 October to 10th 2024.

Logistics lifehacks: How to organise and optimise facility schedules

9 Logistics lifehacks: How to organise and optimise facility schedules

By Tyler Nickel, Senior Product Marketing Manager, FourKites.

Wouldn’t life be easier if you only dealt with one commodity going to or from one provider, serviced by a single carrier?

Generix named in the 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

10 Generix named in the 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

Generix has been named in the 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) for the sixth consecutive year.

Logistics Information Technology News (LogisticsIT.com) 

Logistics information technology (LIT) is the use of information technology (IT) to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of logistics operations. LIT encompasses a wide range of technologies, including:

  • Barcoding and electronic data interchange (EDI): These technologies are used to automate the exchange of data between different parts of the supply chain.
  • Warehouse management systems (WMS): These systems are used to track inventory levels, manage orders, and optimize the flow of goods in and out of warehouses.
  • Transportation management systems (TMS): These systems are used to plan and track shipments, manage carriers, and optimize routes.
  • Fleet management systems (FMS): These systems are used to track and monitor vehicles, manage fuel consumption, and improve driver safety.
  • Geospatial technologies: These technologies are used to track the location of goods in real time and optimize delivery routes.
  • Artificial intelligence (AI): AI is being used in logistics to automate tasks, improve decision-making, and optimize operations.

LIT can help logistics organizations to improve their performance in a number of ways, including:

  • Increased efficiency: LIT can help to automate tasks, streamline processes, and improve communication between different parts of the supply chain. This can lead to significant reductions in costs and improved efficiency.
  • Improved visibility: LIT can help to track the location of goods in real time and provide visibility into the entire supply chain. This can help to identify and resolve problems more quickly and improve customer satisfaction.
  • Enhanced decision-making: LIT can help to provide decision-makers with real-time data and insights. This can help them to make better decisions about things like inventory levels, shipping routes, and pricing.

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